Giants Vs. Rockies
My 39th Game at Coors should have stayed home!!!
I came right from work and arrived a little late to BP I came close to one ball slightly after I arrived hit by the Giants but the kid in front of me with some really good vert got it nice catch! I did not get one. This BP. I headed down to the wall and the usual guys signed Rutledge, Colvin, Pacheco and Helton Very Cool to see Todd Signing been catching up on all the thing I have for him. But I did not get him today.
Before the game I also met Jared Dean. He does a blog Rox Walk Off. I send him photos because he is from out-of-town and a huge Rockies Fan. Here is a link to his blog. http://www.roxwalkoff.com/
Me, Amy (Take From Blake) and Jared Dean (Rox Walk Off). Photo is from Amy’s camera mine did something stupid and the photos did not come out!
Jonathan Sanchez was the starting pitcher for the Rockies he pitched terrible. He did get himself out of many situations and did only let up 2 runs in his 3 innings he pitched. He also walked 3 and struck out 1. He had a very high pitch count 100 in the 3.
Hey look its Ryan The Riot!!!! He hit a single in the first He also got a RBI scoring Pagan. (2-0) before the Rox got up to bat. in the first.
Hunter Pence at bat in the 1st. he got on base on a fielder’s choice. He than stole second.
This is his hit. I like the dirt coming up where the ball hit.
Another great sunset at Coors.
Ryan Vogelsong pitched for the Giants.
The Sunset was still great in the 4th. Tyler Colvin is on second and the Rox were down 3-0 at this point.
Still a great sunset and still a lousy game! Marc Stout stole this photo for his profile picture on Facebook!!!!!
Then I was on the move!!!! here’s one of the sunset from the concourse.
I went visiting and sat with The Ranter in his perch in the Rockpile!! This is a photo of D.J. Lemahieu hitting the ball. In the 5th inning. He grounded out.
Here is Adam Ottavino pitching to Joaquin Arias in the 6th inning. Love the view of the plate from here.
In the bottom of the 7th Dexter Fowler finally broke the Rockies all times triple record with his 50th of his career. Neifi Perez held it with 49. I have photographed almost every pitch thrown to him this week and I did not at this at bat so I was only able to get him getting to third standing up. Way to Go Dex!!!!! He did score on a Carlos Gonzalez single(7-1) Giants
The Baby Bull Wilin Rosario went long in the 7th. Scoring himself and Helton. Helton got on base and scored Pacheco for his 569th double in his career. Pacheco once again hit a double to get on base. (7-4) Giants.
The last 2 innings I headed down to the pavilions and sat with Eric. The Rockies completely fell apart well what ever was still together at that point they lost the game 16-4 The Giants scored 6 in the 8th. 3 in the 9th. There was some winning on the scoreboard. When the posted Missy Franklin record-breaking Gold Medal in the 200 meter backstroke.
That is it for this one I will return to Coors on Sunday Stayed home saturday night The Rockies lost 11-6 getting better only lost by 5!!!!
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See ya at Coors!!
Cincinnati Reds Vs Colorado Rockies
Cincinnati Reds first Place in the National League Central by 3 games the Rockies second worst team in the Major Leagues!
O.K. before I start about the day Just want to give a S/O to the Rock Nation Crew who on Aug. 4th will be holding an Equipment drive.
Here is the info.
O.K. as always on a Sunday I headed to Coors early. I met up with X, Rachel, Julie and the rest of the Sunday morning crew. The gates were a little earlier today because instead of autograph Sunday it was photo day. This is a fun day that you get to hang on the field and have some fun interacting with the players and coaches. So when the gates opened we headed to the field and decided to head out to left field. While we were waiting for the players we had some fun and took some photos.
Shortly after the players started heading out and we noticed Carlos Gonzalez and Wilin Rosario heading to the section to our right. So we went over to them.
Here is me with Wilin Rosario.
Carlos Gonzalez and I.
After Betancourt The Deuce was not far behind. Here is Gary X with Him.
Then I got to take a photo with him.
Which was kinda interesting because I have been one of his biggest critics over the last few years and have not always had the best experiences when meeting him.. He was actual not a Deuce today. He was pretty cool, took his time and sociable with the fans. Most asked how he was and when will he be returning to the line up. He is doing well and should be back in early September.
To the left is a photo of Bo McLaughlin The Rockies new Pitching Coach.
Carney Lansford and Rich Dauer. Hmm in this photo can you figure out who does not have a World Series ring!!
A and X with Big Jim Wright!
Josh Roenicke and Rex Brothers.
Brooklyn in Da house. Adam “No Sleep To Brooklyn” Ottavino, Adam grew up in Park Slope Brooklyn.
Matt Reynolds with the card that X made for him with a photo I took.
X and A with Jorge De La Rosa. I asked Jorge when I should be back from having Tommy John Surgery and he said soon it has been about 14 months or so since he had it he said he is feeling good and rehab is going well.
To the right Rockies first base coach Glenallen Hill.
Manager Jim Tracy.
I did get a bunch more but this post is long enough others were Jerry Weinstein, Andrew Brown, Carlos Torres, Mike Ekstrom and Josh Fields.
It was a fun day with the players. I think it is really cool that the Rockies do this and it is a lot of fun. I also want to thank Matt Belise and Drew Pomeranz for doing a running man!
Drew is the first player to actually do it twice he also did it at fan fest in January.
After photo day was over it was time to get down to the normal business of the day. The pitches came out and did their normal warm ups.
Here is Jorge De La Rosa throwing to trainer Keith Duggar.
Also got a few autos one was Jim Tracy on my photo I have been having everyone sign. Wilin Rosario on a card. Drew Pomeranz on a Tulsa pocket schedule I got on my road trip.
It was then time to play ball. The starter for the Rockies was Jonathan Sanchez. This was his Coors debut. He was recently acquired in a trade with the Royals for Jeremy Guthrie.
This is his first Coors field pitch to the Reds lead off batter Zack Cozart. Cozart would pop out to second for the first out of the game.
Sanchez would walk the second batter Drew Stubbs. Who would than steal second.
Brandon Phillips would single which scored Stubbs from second, also tried to steal second but was not as succesful as Stubbs. Sanchez would strike out Todd Frazier for the final out of the inning. (1-0) Reds
Dexter Fowler on his quest for his record all-time leader in triples for the Rockies lead off the inning by not accomplishing that record, but reached base by walking. Josh Rutledge batted second.
He would hit his second MLB home run and first one at Coors. He has been a great addition to this team in the past few weeks with and including this game he is batting .379 with 5 doubles, 2 triples and 2 home runs in 58 at bats. He also has 22 combined hits and 8 RBI’s. (2-1) Rockies
Michael Cuddyer would also reach base with some hard running and a rushed throw from Zack Cozart at short that…
… pulled Miguel Cairo off first.
The Reds started the 2nd off aggressively Chris Heisey hit a lead off triple he would score on a sac fly by Cairo to center and tied the game at 2.
I am going to try to make this one brief the Reds would than score a run in the 3rd. The Rockies would not produce in the third Cuddyer and Rutledge would both get hits but would not score. The starting pitcher for the Reds Matt Latos would sit the Rockies down in order in the 4th.
Jonathan Sanchez would get really roughed up in the 5th. Cozart lead off with a single Stubbs hit a 2 Run home run. (5-2) Reds 2 batters later Jay Bruce would hit a solo shot. ( 6-2) Reds. After that Sanchez was removed from the game by manager Jim Tracy.
Here he is leaving the mound.
Carlos Torres would come into pitch for the Rockies and would strike out the first 2 Reds he faced in the 5th to get out of the inning. he would pitch the complete 6th and 7th ining. Facing 9 Batters in his 2/3rd innings. Striking out 5 and only allowing 1 hit. The hit was a double by Ryan Hannigan.
Dex sent one for a ride in the 5th which looked like it may have gone out but fell short and was caught by Jay Bruce on the right field track.
Mike Ekstrom pitched the 8th for the Rockies he did not have a great outing but he did let up an additional run on 2 hits and a Rutledge error at short. (7-2) Reds
Matt Reynolds pitched the 9th for the Rockies Striking out 2 of the 4 batters he faced. He did let up one hit to Stubbs.
The Rockies would attempt a 2 out rally in the bottom of the 9th, After Andrew Brown would get a single when he pinch hit in the pitchers spot. Josh fields who was brought in a double switch in the 6th would hit a single. Dex then grounded out to end the game. The Reds won 7-2 and swept the Rockies this weekend. It looks like my days of seeing home team walk off wins have ended now that I am back home. It is just something we are getting use to at Coors. Well that is it for this one besides the Rockies loss it was a great day hanging at Coors today. Once again thanks to the players and coaches for having a photo day for the fans.
Here is a few others from our time on the field.
Mary O and Me.
Me waiting for my marker back that Jim Tracy was signing with.
Then these to girls had this sign that said show me how to Tulo. So read their definition!
O.K. so now my Tulo dig for the post yes I have to go there. I thought Tulo-ing would be when there is 1 out with 2 runners on and he pops out to the first base or third base line. Now I only say this because I have seen several time this year. Maybe after this injury things will turn around for him with him.
Well that’s it for this one I should be at Coors most of the week as they face the Cardinals and Giants in the next week.
I may also have a surprise post mid-week. Covering something I normally would not cover!
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